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Election results serve as catalyst for political activism across campus

Election results serve as catalyst for political activism across campus

Elizabeth Worthington, News Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

In light of the Nov. 8 election results in which Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in a shocking upset, the campus has seen an increase in political activism in the form of protests and rallies. A group of students organized an impromptu campus-wide walk-out and subsequent solidarity rally on...

Editorial: Anger, fine. Hate, unacceptable.

Editorial: Anger, fine. Hate, unacceptable.

November 11, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, Editorial, OPINIONS, Top Stories

As the results of the presidential election rolled in on Nov. 8, a few things became apparent. They are, in no particular order: that a large number of the American people are angry with “politics as usual” and have rebelled against the status quo, that those charged with predicting the outcome fa...

Political outsider Donald Trump upsets Hillary Clinton

Political outsider Donald Trump upsets Hillary Clinton

Kathryn Nicolai, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, NEWS, Top Stories

“Our democracy is failing; I can say that.” -Jackson Pierce ’18 The unprecedented and tumultuous 2016 presidential campaign ended in perhaps an even more astonishing outcome on Nov. 8 with a resounding win for Donald Trump. The Republican nominee largely overturned polling predictions and defeated...

The 45th President of the United States

Hannah Layden, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, OPINIONS

November 8. This day has been talked about for well over a year, and we have all been bombarded on a daily basis with election information via traditional news, social media, and conversation. The constant dialogue and rhetoric led to acts of violence, spirited debate, and, most importantly, meaningful...

An upset for the ages

An upset for the ages

Natalie Spears & Barbara Bell, Special Features Editors & Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, Features

In one of the biggest election upsets in modern American history, Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States. While the presidential race was closer than most pollsters and pundits could predict, the Electoral College map quickly became damning evidence for an unprecedented Trump victory...

Criticism and conservatism: Guy Benson emphasizes the importance of debate in American politics

Megan Hays, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, NEWS

Guy Benson, a Fox News contributor, political editor, and co-author of the book “End of Discussion,” came to campus to give a lecture on America’s inability to carry out debate on a variety of important political issues. Benson’s talk was planned by Ethan Wise ’17, the leader of the University...

Voter’s guide to Union County

Voter’s guide to Union County

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy interns

November 3, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

It’s Nov. 8 and the prospect of voting looks daunting. The Bucknellian and the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy have compiled a guide to the most contested and influencial races down the ballot as a Union County voter, and what to do on Election Day. VOTER ID If this is your first time voting in a ...

Illegitimate voting system or whiny candidate?

Illegitimate voting system or whiny candidate?

Maddie Boone, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

While Donald Trump has changed the course of American politics in many ways, he is now attempting to erode citizens’ faith in the political process. He recently stated at a political rally that he will accept the election results only if he is victorious. Never before has America seen a candidate speak...

What’s at stake this election? Students debate and decide

Erin Haussman, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, NEWS

In the wake of the third and final presidential debate, the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP) hosted a student debate on Oct. 20 in the ELC Forum. The event featured a panel reflecting a “wide variety of students from a wide variety of perspectives,” according to BIPP Director and Associate...

Local write-in candidate seeks to beat incumbent for State House representative

Kathryn Nicolai, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, NEWS

David Heayn, a write-in candidate running for State House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s 85th district, is hopeful to replace Republican incumbent Fred Keller, who is seeking his fourth term in office. Heayn was inspired to run against Keller when he saw that the incumbent was running unopposed....

Editorial: ‘Locker room banter,’ Bill Cosby, and Brock Turner

October 20, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, Editorial, OPINIONS

As the first week of October concluded, Donald Trump’s comments on engaging in sexually predatory behavior surfaced. As the fallout from this somewhat unsurprising debacle ensued, it became abundantly clear that while discussing the topic of sexual assault may help with visibility of the issue, it...

The final presidential debate: The issues that actually matter

Hannah Layden, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, OPINIONS

On Oct. 19, millions of people around the country settled in to watch the third presidential debate unfold. What they saw was Chris Wallace asking the tough policy questions that forced the candidates to explain their stances. The debate began with Hillary Clinton answering in her typical, well-spoken m...

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